After returning home from World War II, Myron Shanklin went to work in construction. He got his start installing spouting and chimney flashing before transitioning into new construction. When he was laid off in 1960, Myron took a leap of faith and started Shanklin Heating and Air Conditioning. He built his business while raising a…

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HighPoint Furniture Tim Krupp’s grandparents had a knack for picking antiques. In the early 1980s, they started an antique shop north of Wooster and saw immediate success. Tim’s grandfather started buying Amish Oak furniture and mixing it in with the antiques piece by piece. Over time, the new Amish Oak furniture was selling so well…

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Declaration Fitness Hard work, dedication, and fitness are not only key aspects of CrossFit, but are also closely associated with the Lytle Family. The four siblings (Sam, Wally, JP and Janine) grew up with an active lifestyle. Whether playing organized sports or working on their farm, the Lytle kids were encouraged to be outside and…

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Wooster Appliance Wooster Appliance first opened its doors in the late 1950s on East Liberty Street. At that time, it was called Jollif and Stucker. Initially offering television and appliance repair, they later added appliance sales. The business changed ownership in the 70s. At that time, the name changed to Wooster Appliance and the businesses…

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East Union Bulk Food Like family heirlooms, values can be passed down from one generation to the next. When Grandpa (Christian) Schlabach and his wife Emma purchased a small bulk food store in 1983, he knew it had the potential to grow. Christian had spent most of his life in the farming industry, but in…

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HealthMarkets Don Walton Before becoming an insurance agent, Don Walton built a career driving trucks. Even with a great salary, he knew something was missing. With a wife and 3 daughters at home, he was constantly on the road. Don missed concerts, school functions, family dinners, and even first steps. He knew there had to…

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Hallmark Home Solutions When Michael Hall graduated high school, he got a summer job at the same window and door company his father worked for with plans for college in the fall. Little did he know that summer job would lead to a lifelong career in the industry. Michael spent the next 38 years going…

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Rogue Tree Solutions In 2005, Toni Adamrovich took a semester from college to move to Mississippi and work with Hurricane Katrina relief. While volunteering with a local church, he was asked if he knew how to clear trees. Figuring it couldn’t be that difficult, he quickly discovered there is much more to tree service than…

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